I love Pachelbel’s Canon or Canon in D Major since I was a kid, my sister used to play the music with her piano.. and I absolutely loved it, although back then I actually didn’t know about the music title.

The Pachelbel’s Canon play an even greater role at later part of my life, it somehow reminds me of my father, the times that we had, and the times that we didn’t. I always wonder what would it be if my father is still here to share the joy and sorrow we had, have and will be having..

It has been 10 years since my father passed away, the sadness is already long gone and replaced by a kinda mixture feelings.. not sad nor sorrow, but more to confusion or simply emotional.

A lot of things changed since the period, all my sisters, brother and me fulfilled my father’s dream of getting 4 of us graduated.. my mother travelled lots of places on my father’s behalf.. and he would have been a grandfather of 2 if he’s still here.

Ya, things changed.. but my love for the Pachelbel’s Canon still remains intact, and I’m still loving the music to its every single beat.

Most of the people would be confused about Pachelbel’s Canon, but I bet that most of everyone has encountered with the Johann Pachelbel’s 1600s music masterpiece at least a few times in their life..

I found a few music video from Youtube as below..

The music is popularly played in graduation events, and is adapted to lots of modern music… most noticable is perhaps Vitamin C’s hit, Graduation (Friends Forever) in the late 1990s.

Pachelbel’s Canon was adapted in lots of movies too, Korean movie fans must have remember the piano played by Jeon Ji-hyun in My Sassy Girl. Oh yeah.. that’s Pachelbel’s Canon.

Net surfers and blog readers might be familiar with the famous version of Taiwanese JerryC’s (jerryc.tw) Canon rock version, he actually got himself on tv for this video.

14 Responses to “My love for Pachelbel’s Canon, or Canon in D Major”

  1. Selba Says:
    May 9th, 2006 at 9:56 am

    I know how you are feeling because we are in the same boat… I lost my dad almost 14 years ago… Yeah, the mixture feeling… sometimes, I like to wonder, if… if… if…. and if…. if he is still alive…..

    Tears in Heaven by Eric Clapton brings me the memory of my dad.

  2. Jee Says:
    May 9th, 2006 at 7:01 pm

    Yeah right.. the big IF.

    Your dad sure is proud of you Selba.

    I’m sure my dad is proud of me too, somehow.

  3. Pip Says:
    May 9th, 2006 at 8:00 pm

    Hey! I love Canon also. My sister got her mono-tone as the ringtone on her old phone… got the polyphonic one on her now stolen one… and even played it in her wedding! Canon is such a nice tune. I like it too.

  4. ade Says:
    May 10th, 2006 at 12:17 am

    ‘It has been 10 years since my father passed away’

    I’m sure he’s proud of you.

    BTW, I want Canon to be played on my wedding. Can’t beat the classics.

  5. Yvy Says:
    May 10th, 2006 at 8:09 am

    yes, i share ur sentiments jee….my dad left 11 yrs ago and with my wedding just around the corner….*sigh* even worst but life goes on, non? ;) *hugs*

    btw, i LOVE cannon in d n will b playing it as we enter the reception area for dinner after wedding. yiippee!!!

    o my, that rock one is ULTRA cool!!! woot!!

  6. Jee Says:
    May 10th, 2006 at 12:03 pm

    Pip.. so what’s your sister hp playing now? :p Yupe it’s lovely.

    Thanks ade.. ehh when are u having wedding? Classic rocks lol.

    Yvy.. right, life goes on. :hugs: Everyone seems like wanting to play Canon in their wedding, I wonder if you want to put the rock on instead :D

  7. steveVAI Says:
    May 10th, 2006 at 12:49 pm

    Love the song.. Have you heard the guitar version before?

  8. Jee Says:
    May 10th, 2006 at 7:17 pm

    What guitar.. the electrical one like my final video or conventional guitar?

    Anyhow that will be yes for both.. I do however prefer it to be play with piano and violin, that just melt me away.

  9. Yvy Says:
    May 11th, 2006 at 5:57 pm

    the rock one?? no lar, dun wan my guest to choke on their food. lol :P

  10. Jee Says:
    May 11th, 2006 at 8:26 pm

    Why Yvy Why? I thought the rock one dang cool leh.. lol seriously classical is the best when it’s in.. well, their classic way.

  11. nz Says:
    May 23rd, 2006 at 10:13 am

    we had the classical played when we went abroad to NZ to get married with 3 violin players – fantastic live :-)

  12. Jee Says:
    May 23rd, 2006 at 1:07 pm

    nz.. that’s really romantic! I bet all girls would like to have that :)

  13. Shaun Says:
    October 5th, 2006 at 11:11 am

    Ya i like canon also !! but i think got a lot more canon clips on the internet. Not only the electrical instruments but classical instrument… the guitar. Check this out … classical guitar canon… and it has different variations ! damn nice.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IT9r5S2P568 (C Major, not D Major)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIBOqkTRyZU (Improvisation)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZjYtc4_RyI (Dear Canon)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Byk4kvo4K7Q (Re-Arrangement)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VgsmXanS1A (I think this is from a korea movie)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LD_X_UTx1SA (another impro)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SCpeEeoXjg (Guitar as well)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9to1auUNTk (Something new)

    and i think the most hit would be this , by a malaysian

  14. Jee Says:
    October 6th, 2006 at 1:27 am

    Shaun.. there are sure bunches of Pachelbel’s Canon on the net, YouTube itself will have at least a few dozens of videos for Canon.

    I still very much prefer the more classical approach to the song, piano and violin..

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